The 2nd Amendment – Rant

There’s been so much going on in the United States about guns, including laws and rights.  There are movements involving school students, and even attempted laws to ban certain weapons from the open market.  I’ve been reading loads of articles and news reports, and even looked into school education about gun laws and the 2nd amendment.  What I’ve found is deeply disturbing.

To understand my rant, I want to share the 2nd amendment, word for word.
“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

The first problem is with modern education, which only states the 2nd amendment as “The right to keep and bear arms”.  It doesn’t include, or explain anything about the reasoning behind or the full definition of the amendment. It doesn’t elaborate on the historical relevance of the amendment, or how its need has evolved as our nation has grown.  In fact, beyond “The right to keep and bear arms”, the education system is alarmingly ignorant to the 2nd amendment, other than the detail about it allowing people to own guns.

The second problem I noticed, not only with education, but the entire situation as a whole, is the fact that nobody seems to know the actual gun laws per state and federal documents beyond what is shared by the media.  This leads to the conclusion that they’re protesting simply because they’re told to do it, as gun laws need to be changed.  This also causes another problem with the fact that there isn’t anything set in writing proposing what to change, and what is to come in replacement. It seems that peer pressure and drastic events are being used to push teens, complete with lack of knowledge regarding the issue and irrational fear, to accept giving up freedoms for the promise of being safer.

The worst problem is the fact that these younger generations are being convinced that the 2nd amendment is outdated and doesn’t apply to the present.  This also falls in line with the fact that they only think the 2nd amendment is the right to own guns.  They seem to also think the government is on their side, and will protect them.  This is horrible, and very disturbing, to think how they’ve already tricked people to willingly give up rights for protection.

In 2016, the enacted budget for the military was 521.7 billions dollars.  For education, 68 billion.  Even if you add in the sum of infrastructure spending to education, you won’t hit a quarter of the military budget.  This is why the second amendment exists, so that the citizens of this country have some level of control over their freedoms, and their safety.  If the government turned on its citizens, and it CAN happen, those without protection would be forced to submit to military power.  This has happened in the past, in fact, its how our country was founded.  The second amendment isn’t outdated, as these military dictations happen all over the world even as you read this post.  To say it can’t happen in the U.S. is to forget why our country needed to be founded in the first place.  Oh, and if anyone for one second thinks our government wouldn’t hurt its own citizens, just look at the bloody trail our history has shown, from trail of tears, Saint Louis toxins, Detroit riots, Japanese-american internment camps, Waco, Dakota Pipeline incidents, imminent Domain cases in U.S. history, and it goes on and on.

Criminals don’t need or follow laws to when planning and committing horrible crimes.  Guns are made all over the world, and every nation with bans on firearms has either a tyrant in power committing horrible atrocities, or a serious problem with illegal firearms.  The worst parts of the U.S. for gun violence are ones with gun bans or severely strict gun laws, including Chicago, Detroit, New York City, and New Orleans.

In conclusion, the 2nd amendment is more important now than ever before in the U.S.  It’s under attack by political agendas and ignorance, and it needs our help.  I ask you not to believe what you’re told, not even by myself, without verifying all information on multiple unrelated or linked sites.  The internet is a powerful tool, and used properly, you can get beyond the funneling and filtering of information.  We need to teach our kids what the 2nd amendment is, whether we agree with it or not, so they can be informed and understand what they’re being pushed into by our government.  Knowledge is the most powerful tool in existence, and younger generations are being denied this great tool.  Look at the budget spending I listed above, and tell me that the priorities are in the right place.  I think not.  Do you agree or disagree?

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

Crap- A thought concerning accidents

I think I can hold it, I think I’ll be alright.
Stomach is gurgling, still gotta fight.
Speed around the corner, and maybe a block or two.
Legs practically crossed, gotta make it through.
Why didn’t I think to go, back when I was at work.
I already knew I had to, but the boss was being a jerk.
I thought I’d be fine, making it home in plenty of time.
Each place passed on the way, would make a nice scene of the crime.
Now practically in tears, as I HOPE that’s a shiver going down my leg.
Whispering that I can make the toilet, practically at a beg.
Ignition off and out the door, through the house waddling I go.
Thinking about one more step, please don’t let it flow.
Reaching the bathroom at last, I let out a sigh.
Oops, I got a bit too relaxed, I think I’m gonna cry.

I know what you’re thinking, about the crap you read.
But we’ve all been close to this moment, even if it’s never been said.
However, if you managed to avoid this, I offer this warning to you.
It’s not worth the risk, holding it with whatever you do.

Thanks for reading.


Welcome to all those reading my post for the first time, and blessings to those who already follow along with my craziness.  Today marks the first step of a new era in writing for myself, and I’m grateful that you’ve decided to come along for the ride.  Let’s go over a few things to note, especially in changes.

First, the website itself has been through some design changes.  I wanted simple and elegant, and I think this pulls it off perfectly.  Feel free to add comments and suggestions, as anything and everything can help.  I merged my blog with my website, as two different sites was time consuming and a waste of energy.  I do hope you enjoy it as much as I am at this time.

Second, my activity level has been random to say the least, with gaps in posts and weird grouping of ideas.  That’s about to change, as with my new focus, I’ll be going by a schedule and writing posts ahead of time.  Also, I plan on adding visuals to my posts for depth and beauty, because as they say, a picture is worth 1000 words.

Finally, my writing has entirely new meaning to me, and I hope to share this new blessing with all of you.  Not only with new posts of poetry and such, but with incredible novels I’m pushing to publish.  Also, those who follow the site already may notice many of the previous posts have now been erased.  Fear not, they will be released, with added exclusive new content in a book over this summer.  As you’ve probably guessed, there’s allot going on within my head which will be translated on paper and page.

Thank you to each and every one of you reading this post.  Click the follow on the right side of the screen to stay updated, and feel free to scroll through stuff still posted online.  I leave you now with a Haiku.

Move past yesterday,
and tomorrow there is hope,
Blessings are today.

Just one more – Poem

One more moment until I succeed,
One more minute is everything I need,
One more dollar will pay my way,
One more tomorrow to make my today.
One more mile along this path,
One more breath to calm my wrath,
One more prayer to brace my soul,
One more ledge to climb out of this hole.
One more time to make things great,
One more issue for us to debate,
And if you think you know the score,
remember that you’ll always ask for just one more.